The All-Time Family Classic Now On DVD! Alvie and Boots (Mark Miller and Donovan Scott) are a pair of bumbling felons searching for the ultimate score after a daring prison escape. Savannah Driscoll (the unforgettable Brid... more »gette Andersen in her movie debut) is an imaginative six-year-old whose wealthy politician parents have little time for her. But when Savannah runs away from home and hides in Boots and Alvie?s broken-down getaway car, the small- time crooks are suddenly mistaken for big-time kidnappers. Can a hard luck fugitive and a failed chicken thief now find a foolproof way to collect the $100,000 ransom? Why is the nation?s toughest investigator (Peter Graves of AIRPLANE!) hunting them down like hardcore criminals? And most of all, will the charms of one special little girl teach everyone about love, trust, friendship and family? Michael Parks, Chris Robinson and Oscar® nominee Pat Morita (THE KARATE KID) co-star in this beloved childhood favorite that captivated a nation to become one of the most heartwarming hits of the decade!« less
natalie greenwood | American Fork, Utah | 12/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Savannah Smiles is a classic, all-time favorite, childhood movie! If I am ever sad or unhappy I know watching this movie will bring my spirits up. I have to look far and wide to find it but it is worth it. Every weekend as a child my dad would take us to rent a video and we would always choose Savannah Smiles. There is nothing more precious than the relationship Savannah builds with these two "crooks" bootsy and alvie,I cry everytime I watch it! My kids deserve to cry too...Please re-release this show, there is hardly any good entertainment left these days for families."
"One of my first memories as a child was of watching Savannah Smiles with my twin. We both love this movie. As we've just entered into adulthood, we'd love to own a copy of this movie to take with us when we leave. Each time I see this movie, I laugh, I cry, and I love it more and more. It's such a wonderful, wholesome movie; no sex, violence, or drugs in it. Not many movies are made this way anymore. My parents' copy of this movie is one that is getting worn out from so much viewing. I've probably watched it 200 times. But it never gets old. If anyone reads this that can get this movie brought back into my hands, I'd be greatly appreciative. I told my family that all I want for Christmas for the rest of my life is this movie. And they've looked everywhere, but come up empty-handed. Will you please re-release this movie for all those people that get a warm feeling in their heart when they see it?"
David B. Isbell | San Diego, CA USA | 12/16/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Savannah Smiles is a five-star movie beyond any doubt. It is the kind of clean, entertaining, well-told story that all children's movies should be. There is very little foul language in it, so the PG rating is deserved; otherwise this has all the ingredients of a G movie that can keep an audience of all ages interested.The PFE disc, however, is miserable. I have seen better quality on Japanese region-free video CD's. Can you say huge boxy pixels boys and girls? The graininess of the disc is beyond grainy. It's like a 4th or 5th generation VHS copy, or like satellite TV in snow or heavy rain. The sound and washed-out color match the grain. I strongly recommend a high quality DVD player if you wish to view the PFE disc without video hang-ups. I tried several players before it actually cooperated with one. This is a story that a high-dollar studio needs to buy rights to, then remaster in the best format available and ask whatever price they want. From what I have seen on web auction sites, and what I have seen from PFE, the next authoring studio of Savannah Smiles could easily get their asking price, even if it is slightly beyond reason."
anita juhl | Estherville, Iowa | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movies when I was a little girl. When I grew up I would see it on tv, and just cry my eyes out! I have been trying to locate this movie for many years, and have not been successful. If anyone out there would like to get rid of it please contact me at email@example.com. I would recommend this movie to anyone. Although, I'm sure that only women and kids would like this movie. I don't think that many men would like it. Watch it as a good family night movie. Knowing some of the movies out there for children, this would be a movie many moms and dads would let their children watch again agani. I hope you like it as much as I did."
Give us Savannah!
Tim | New York | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a GREAT family film. We need more like it! How can we convince the studio to re-release it? I'd like for my kids to be able to see it."